Many of One World Week's partners and supporters run campaigns and activities relevant to the OWW theme.
You will find summaries and links below to actions you might wish to take or draw attention to at OWW events.
OWW's partners, Action Aid, campaigns against policies and practices that keep people poor. Find out about their tax dodging campaign here. Tax dodging means depriving governments of the funds to invest in better public services, thus driving people to migrate elsewhere to seek a better life.
Their campaign, "FEARLESS" addresses issues of violence against women - more here .
They do great teaching resources too!-on these and many more topics - more here
"Caring for our common home and our global neighbours starts in our own homes and in our own neighbourhoods."
So - for example, you could switch your home energy supplier - more here
Or try some of the other ideas for tackling climate change here
Taking responsibility for climate change which is hurting our neighbours:
The BIG SHIFT
- The banks are using our money to invest in fossil fuels - you could email your bank to ask them to help combat climate change by moving our money out of fossil fuels and to invest in renewables - more here watch a very clear film here
The Big Church Switch
- persuade your Church to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy - More here about how to do it easily.
There are excellent resources: films, prayers etc. about our responsibilities as good neighbours to stop climate change
The Fairtrade Foundation is campaigning, alongside other partners, to make post BREXIT trade deals work for developing countries.
"EU measures currently mean many farmers from the poorest countries do not have to pay tax to import their produce into the UK. If equivalent ones aren’t put in place by our government, the moment we leave these farmers could face a £1 billion import tax bill."
They want you to Email your MP now and educate them on what’s at stake.
Global Education Week
One World Week is the UK representative of The Council of Europe’s Global Education Week
The 2017 week is from 11-19 November. The theme for 2017 is “My world depends on us"
Global Justice Now
Global Justice Now runs significant campaigns which relate to our role as Good Neighbours. Their briefing papers offer insights and analysis into the injustice of systems that cause poverty and suffering for our global and local neighbours.
More on their campaigns here
Specific current actions are detailed here :
- rights of EU citizens in the UK
- "tell M&S to stop funding hate" (i.e. to withdraw their advertising from the Daily Mail.)
- "call on UK to support the "UN declaration of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas"
- "ask the Mayor of London for a fairer energy system".
The Inter Faith Network
New Resource for Interfaith Activities:-
Looking after one another - here. This 2017 publication (6 pages) is especially relevant to OWW's Good Neighbour's theme.
Inter Faith Week Toolkit - here
Next steps - here
"We believe in working together to campaign and advocate on important issues that affects the lives of many in the UK and across the world. We are working on some of the most pressing issues facing the world today such as climate change, conflict, gender issues and more. To join our campaigning activities and to stay updated please email Maiya Rahman."
Visit their website here
Trade Justice Movement
OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement.
Click here for more information about their work
TJM has detailed discussion papers related to current trade issues which are very relevant to OWW's Good Neighbour issues:
- the implications of Brexit for trade and international development - here
- an alternative vision for trade policy- here
- trade policy designed to explicitly support the Sustainable Development Goals and the development goals of communities in the world’s poorest countries: here
Traidcraft has a range of campaigns - news of them here
Current campaigns include: Trade and the opportunities Brexit offers to negotiate fair trade deals with developing countries that benefit everyone; lots of information and a report here
Asking Sainsbury’s to bring back Fairtrade! Here
UNITED for Intercultural Action
OWW is a member of this European Network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. More about the Network here
Please note: United is in the process of updating the addresses of member organisations. They have not yet entered the current contact details for OWW that we have sent them.